Ask a doctor

Can Smart Lipo Remove Minor Fat Without Leaving Skin Loose?

I have very little fat on my abdomen, and was told that Smart Lipo could remove the fat without leaving my skin loose or wrinkled. Is this true?

Doctor Answers (3)

Skin tightening with SmartLipo

+1

One of the major benefits of SmartLipo is the ability to tighten skin during the procedure.  The procedure is based on the use of specific lasers that not only melt the fat (making liposuction easier) but also allow heating of the skin from underneath.  This heating can lead to tightening of the skin over several months.  The procedure is a very good option for treating small areas of fat.


Dallas Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Smart Lipo and VASER liposuction

+1

Both Smart Lipo and VASER lipo can define small areas of fat and tighten loose skin.  These liposuction procedures employ an energy source that destroys fat cells and tightens loose skin.

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

Yes, this is usually true!

+1

SmartLipo is fantastic for this type of concern, but it needs to be checked out first by your surgeon. Usually, this is a great way to take care of this and without the major scarring of a tummy tuck or more involved surgery.

So, definitely do a consult on this with a cosmetic surgeon, hopefully one that does tumescent liposuction as well, in order to see if you're a candidate. Good luck!

Joel Schlessinger, MD
Omaha Dermatologist
4.5 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

You might also like...

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.